Tag Archive: Twelfth Doctor

Doctor Who Comics Crossover Event for Summer!

Today Titan comics announced a massive crossover even for Doctor Who Comics Day celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen!

The 5 issue bi-weekly adventure is titled ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ and stars the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), and Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi), and their comic companions – Gabby, Cindy, Alice, Rose (Billie Piper) and Captain Jack (John Barrowman)!

Here’s how Titan comics describe the plot:

“Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now, the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat becomes a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberized.”

Written by George Mann & Cavan Scott with art by Alessandro Vitti the first issue drops Wednesday, July 6th, just ahead of Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday July 9th and will feature 5 variant covers.

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the show’s iconic cyborgs, the Cybermen. The Cybermen first appeared in the story ‘The Tenth Planet’ in 1966, and have been featured in Doctor Who numerous times since, including being brought back in the “new series” in the 2006 two-part, ‘Rise of the Cybermen’ and ‘The Age of Steel.’

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Episode 275 – The Glamorous Episode

ttv_logo_newIt’s book review time for this week’s show. We tackle the Goodreads.com Traveling the Vortex Book Club selection for March, Deep Time by Trevor Baxendale. We share our impressions on the 12th Doctor and Clara story which completes the Glamour Chronicles story arc in the New Adventure series.

Also, a little bit of news on the awards circuit with a nomination for a certain Time Lor…. err.. Lady.

And… wait… this is getting redundant… no feedback again this week? We’ll a Goodreads submitted review will have to do, then.

Enjoy!

If you’re not already a member of the Traveling the Vortex Book Club on Goodreads, you can join by clicking here.

Episode 274 – The Eyebrows Never Lie

ttv_logo_newThis week’s episode is a tad longer than usual as we take a look at two offerings.

First, the Sixth Doctor and Mel try to escape a time paradox in the Big Finish audio adventure, Catch-1782.

Then, the adventures of the 12th Doctor and Clara continue with outings in the Titan Comics 12th Doctor issues #11-15.

Also, some Planet Comicon guest announcements and other news of the week.

Plus, our Doctor Who: Legacy, Tip-of-the-Week returns with game update announcements from Tiny Rebel Games.

Enjoy!

Episode 261 – The Flowchart of River Song

ttv_logo_newIt’s our last podcast of 2015!  In this week’s show we review the newest Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song. Listen as we give our impressions of another outing with Professor Song as she encounters a new incarnation of our favorite traveling spaceman. We share our opinions on how well Steven Moffat was able to do it once again with the reoccurring character.

Plus we go over the news of the week, including some recent convention guest announcements.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Side Trip 18 – Don’t Open Until Xmas

TTV LOGO wreathAnd here it is, our 2015 Christmas Special!

In this extra Side Trip edition of Traveling the Vortex, give you a little holiday treat, by reviewing a holiday treat from our friends over at Titan Comics. They have released this year a Christmas special of their own with a comic starring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara and featuring a classic villain. We give our impressions on this Yule Tide offering while giving you the special gift of an added bonus episode for you.

Here’s wishing all of our listeners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Enjoy!

Episode 258 – The Dropped Plot of Rassilon

ttv_logo_newAnd it is here! The Series 9 finale has aired and it was a doozy. We give our impressions on the the season wrap with our review of Hell Bent and all of it’s Gallifrey goodness.

Also, we take a look at some of the news items of the week, including some insights to next season from Steven Moffet, himself.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 257 – Seconds in Eternity

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we look at Series 9’s penultimate episode as we near the end of the season, with Heaven Sent. Sit back and hear us gush over what is arguably the best story of the season and perhaps of all time. We discuss what we enjoyed about the episode as well as some presumptions about the season finale.

Plus, no news this week, but we do spend a little bit of time talking about Doctor Who: Legacy.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 256 – Nevermore

ITTV LOGO NEWn this episode we review the swan song for a particular character of the show. We say goodbye, but question whether this is truly the end for a certain character. We give our impressions on the exit and look at Face the Raven on the whole and discuss the the story and its implications for the future of the series.

But first, we review the fourth novel in the on-going Lethbridge-Stewart series published by Candy Jar Books. This time it’s the Nick Walters penned Mutually Assured Domination. We give our impressions on the book which features a return of the Quarks and their ever menacing masters, the Dominators.

Also, a bit of convention new this week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 11/20

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A certain character returns in this week’s episode in the run of Series 9, so we are revisiting his first appearance.

The Doctor light trend continues with Flatline on Friday Night Who this week!

Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST!

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #Flatline

Episode 254 – You Must Have a Plan

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we review the next episode in Series 9 with the second part of the two-part Zygon story, The Zygon Inversion. We’ll give our impressions on what some may consider the best story of the season so far. Oops, did I say too much already?

And of course some news rapidly squashing some unnerving rumors that were spread in the tabloids this week concerning Series 10. We give our reactions to both sides of the issue.

Plus, the return of our Doctor Who: Legacy Tip of the Week, with a new one (or perhaps just another subtle reminder) from Shaun on making sure you log in from day to day.

And it’s our Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast of Fang Rock book give-away thanks to our good friends over at Candy Jar Books. Congratulations to our winners!

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 253 – The Halloween Invasion

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we step aside for a brief moment to talk a little bit about our Halloween festivities this week.

Then we get down to business and discuss the Halloween broadcast of Series 9 with The Zygon Invasion. We give our impression of this first story in a two-part story arc with lots of surprises and some seriously tense moments.

Also, some good news for the future of the series as well as some exciting announcement out of some of our local and area conventions.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 10/30

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It’s All Hallows Eve Eve! And so to celebrate we are having a double feature of 2 scary episodes!

Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CDT on Blink & Listen!

Since it won’t be as easy for everyone to play them back to back, we will have a 5 minute intermission between episodes.

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #Blink & #Listen

Episode 251 – The Universe is Full of Testosterone

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we review the latest episode in Doctor Who Series 9 with The Girl Who Died. We give our impression on what could be one of the pivotal stories in the Twelfth Doctor’s era thus far. Also, we evaluate the performance of guest star Maisie Williams in her first appearance as Ashildr.

Also, some great news on the recent improvement in the health of another Doctor Who actor.

Plus some information on a website sharing the worldwide broadcast dates for Doctor Who over the past 52 years (thank you Robert).

In addition, thanks to Dan for a return of the Doctor Who Legacy Tip of the Week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

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